Having been three years since her last album dropped, Hilary Duff is ready to take on the world with her new and most mature album to date, Dignity. The one-time tween queen star of the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire has definitely grown up. She...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Watch the entire first part of Hilary Duff's special: This is Now.
Having been three years since her last album dropped, Hilary Duff is ready to take on the world with her new and most mature album to date, Dignity.
The one-time tween queen star of the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire has definitely grown up. She wrote this album herself and sincerely hopes her fans will enjoy hearing and seeing a different side of her. And in getting ready to bear it all for the public, she's giving us an exclusive inside look on MTV's Hilary Duff: This Is Now.
It's two days before Hilary leaves for a whirlwind publicity tour through Europe and she's at home hanging out with her dogs and trying to relax. Hil's got a laundry list of tasks to do before her departure, but number one on the agenda is finding 35 outfits for the trip! Sure, it sounds pretty simple for a pop starlet, but after a hard day of slipping in and out of every trend and style known to (wo)man, she's got only 27 down and eight more to go.
The next day, Hilary meets with her dancers to check out the new choreography for the tour. When she gets over to the rehearsal space, Hilary is impressed by the routine, but it also makes her nervous. It's her first tour as a choreographed artist and Hilary tends to get lost in the music when she sings. She's really hoping that all of the combined singing and dancing will be solid by the time she gets out on the stage in front of an audience.
Despite all the glitz and glamour, not everything is fun and games in the music industry. With such a busy schedule, Hil has to turn down a Vanity Fair party in order to practice for the tour. She is always multi-tasking, so while people are curling her hair and powdering her nose, she is at the same time making decisions for her brands of cosmetics and clothes. At Hilary's first band rehearsal, things get a little confusing, but hopefully with extra time and practice, things will be perfected by the time she has to perform.
It's now an hour before take-off to Madrid, Spain, and Hilary and her crew are scrambling to get everything ready and in order. Once in Spain, it's a crazy 1st day full of photo shoots, magazine interviews, radio shows, and TV appearances. With such a constantly busy schedule, Hilary sometimes wonders if it's all worth it, but when she sees the looks on her fans' faces and how it affects them, she knows it's worth every bit of the hard work.
Calling it a wrap in Spain, it's off to London for the next phase of her big adventure.